Fabric or knit made of bamboo is extremely soft - the silky feel is because the bamboo fibers are round and smooth, and do not contain sharp spores that can irritate the skin. This means that the fabric becomes incredibly soft and feels like the softest cotton or silk.
Bamboo fibers contain a natural substance that provides antibacterial properties to the material and this substance is present even after the fibers have been processed into fabric or yarn. According to a study conducted by the Japanese Textile Inspection Association, the antibacterial properties of fabric made from pure bamboo are still 70% effective after being washed 50 times. The antibacterial properties that not only kill bacteria and diseases are also effective in preventing bad odors.
Bamboo fibers contain microscopic holes that provide excellent ventilation. These holes contain cool air in summer and warm air in winter, providing an incredibly comfortable temperature control. Due to the porous nature of bamboo fabric or knit, it is three to four times more absorbent than cotton. Sweat is absorbed and evaporates quickly, keeping the user cool and comfortable.
Bamboo is hypoallergenic and is therefore also suitable for allergy sufferers or people with delicate and irritable skin.
Bamboo is considered to be the fastest growing plant in the world, with some varieties growing from 1-4 meters per day. day! Because of this, more bamboo can be harvested, and in less time, and at the same time in less space and completely without the use of fertilizers. Once a bamboo plant is cut for harvest, it can grow again and continue to be harvested each year without being replanted. The bamboo plant is disease and pest resistant, making it easy to grow organically without the use of pesticides that might be needed by other plants.